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Portnoy's Complaint (1972)

The movie chronicles a young man's love and passion in his own kinky way.

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The movie chronicles a young man's love and passion in his own kinky way.

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Some book. Some movie. See more »

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Richard Benjamin had first shot to fame three years earlier playing another Philip Roth character in Goodbye, Columbus (1969). See more »

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Still looks good!
2 December 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie was bold for its time, especially in its use of "bad" language, and it still looks good. Some modern reviewers wrote things like this: "Amazing that anyone had the nerve to attempt to translate Philip Roth's infamous novel to the screen. The neurotic Jewish boy, who has a strange relationship with his mother and an obsession with sex, should be neutered. It's worth viewing only as a curiosity." (Mick Martin and Marsha Porter, Video Movie Guide, 2002.) But the film is much more than an historical curiosity. It also throws a revealing light on the mores of only a generation ago -- what was shocking then, is no longer so, despite hypersensitive writers like Martin and Porter.


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